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Florida manufacturers have been complaining that they can't find qualified workers to fill available positions while some educators believe more emphasis is needed on training some students to move directly into the workforce rather than the college track. In response, the state has allocated four million dollars to train Floridians for specialized manufacturing jobs. The pilot program at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon is underway and this week on Florida Matters, host Carson Cooper discusses workforce training with our guests.

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Curtis Austin - President and CEO, Workforce Florida
Dr. Eric A. Roe - Director of the Florida Center for Manufacturing Education and the Banner Center at HCC Brandon
John Boyle - Human Resource Manager for Hunter Douglas and President of the Bay Area Manufacturers Association

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